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Apr
1
2008

Found my first Vista (RTM) bug…

Okay.. It’s not a GP bug. But it’s a bug. Okay, maybe not even a bug, but certainly a crappy error message. Tried to join the computer to the domain with a correct username / wrong password. Got the nice error message: “Cannot peform the action: Incorrect element.” Nice. Welcome Vista. It’s gonna be fun to get to know you.

Apr
1
2008

ADM to ADMX Converter tool

You’re not using Vista yet, but FullArmor and Microsoft are thinking of you. That is, with Vista the new ADMX file format will supplant the ADM file format. But what if you’ve already got a bunch of ADM files out there? Are you going to learn the ADMX format for a one time conversion? Not anymore. Microsoft and FullArmor are releasing a free tool, found here to help automatically transition ADM to ADMX files. Thanks, guys !! (Are you reading this blog? If so, send me a short email, and just tell me. Trying to figure out if this blog […]

Feb
1
2008

EA vs. DA

Here’s an interesting tidbit I didn’t know until today: Enterprise admins, by default, do not have local administrator rights on individual client machines. Domain Admins, but not Enterprise admins have rights to LGPOs. We now return you to your regularly scheduled Sunday.

Feb
1
2008

Welcoming new products to the Solutions Guide

We’ve got three new additions to our 3rd party tools section. Check ‘em out!

Feb
1
2008

I’m interviewed by Microsoft

Want to know why I got into computers? Want to know why I think Group Policy is the bees knees? Want to know why I think Windows and Linux should get along? Check out my interview on Port 25 @ Microsoft ! http://tinyurl.com/yd6hyq